This page contains externship program details for current students. If you are an employer, click here.

IYRS students and our industry partners consistently report the externship program as a high value part of their IYRS experience. Working with the career development team, students in the Boatbuilding & Restoration, Marine Systems, Composites Technology and Digital Modeling & Fabrication programs gain real-world experience through an externship prior to graduating from the program. The experience provides a student with an opportunity to deploy both their hands-on and career skills acquired during IYRS studies, and it offers employers an opportunity to see you in action.

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Requirements & Expectations of the IYRS Externship Program:

  • Students document their progress and learning.
  • Students keep a time-log of hours worked.
  • Externship supervisors provide student evaluations and feedback.


Sample of Student Externship Placements

  • Exelis, Inc. (McLean, VA)
  • JC Hawaii (Oahu, Hawaii)
  • Hinckley Yachts (Portsmouth, RI)
  • Merritt Boat & Engine Works (Pompano Beach, FL)
  • Composite Solutions, Inc. (Hingham, MA)
  • Kreysler & Associates (American Canyon, CA)
  • Southern Spars (Portsmouth, RI)
  • Rybovich (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • Brewer Street BoatWorks (Newport, RI)
  • Charleston City Boatyard (Wando, SC)
  • Resolute Racing Shells (Bristol, RI)
  • General Dynamics – Electric Boat (Groton, CT)
  • Block Island Ferry (Block Island, RI)
  • Mystic Seaport (Mystic, CT)
  • Cay Electronics (Portsmouth, RI)
  • Thunderbolt Marine, Inc. (Thunderbolt, GA)
  • Jarret Bay Boatworks (Beaufort, NC)
  • KMC Powersports (Westerly, RI)
  • Siren Marine (Newport, RI)
  • North Atlantic Marine Services (Wareham, MA)
  • Seven Star Marine (Newport, RI)
  • Moores Marine (Riviera Beach, FL)
  • Crawford Composites (Denver, NC)
  • Applewood Boatworks (Gloucester, MA)
  • Goetz Composites (Bristol, RI)
  • Coronet Restoration Project (Newport, RI)
  • Hasbro, Inc. (Pawtucket, RI)
  • New York Yacht Club – American Magic (Bristol, RI)


…and many more! IYRS staff works with students individually to help identify and pursue an opportunity which fits in with their career goals.

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